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Gazenko, Oleg Georgyevich (1918-) Russian physician. Director of IMBP 1969-1988. Performed early work on space medicine.

Born: 1918.12.12.

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  • Siddiqi, Asif A, The Soviet Space Race With Apollo, University Press of Florida, 2003.

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1971 January 26 - .
  • ECS technology review. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Keldysh; Voronin; Severin; Gazenko. Program: Salyut. Spacecraft: Salyut 1; MKBS; Aelita. Keldysh heads a review of spacecraft environmental control system development. The work of the IMBP is not well organised. They have been developing systems for eight years with no concrete results. G I Voronin is responsible for oxygen regenerator and thermal regulation systems; G I Severin, for space suits; O G Gazenko for biosensors, medicines, and space food. Two problems need to be solved: to understand and counter the effects of zero gravity on the human organism; and to develop a reliable environmental control system with a guaranteed life of two to three years. Keldysh declares that in the next five to ten years the Soviet Union will not fly space stations with artificial gravity. Therefore, due to the inevitable deterioration of the human body in zero gravity, crews will have to be rotated every 30 to 60 days. Development must continue with an eye to supporting eventual lunar bases and manned expeditions to Mars.

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